The Fairland News (Fairland, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 25, Ed. 1 Friday, September 6, 1912 Page: 2 of 10
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The Fairland News
ALBERT SIDNEY LEE, Editor & Owner
FAIRLAND, - OKLAHOMA
Vacation days are spending days.
The style in
dose to nature.
gowns is certainl>
The plug hat is to be abolished even
In English society.
Occasionally the mercury volplane#
In order to get a fresh start.
One way to keep cool is to avoid
reading rules about how to do it.
It is predicted that the sheath skirt
will disappear with the summer girl.
You cannot convince a sunburned
man that there are spots on the sun.
Policeman on Deat First Time, Makes Big Haul.
hours had entirely sifted through the
hour glass a north-bouud Third ave-
nue trolley car was brought to a Jerky
stop near Dennis' stand. The motor-
frightfully frightened, nearly
The Home Cannery
Preserving Fruits and Vegetables at Home for
Winter Use—A Modern Economy
By MINNIE A. STONER
Department of Domestic Science Oklahoma A. A M. College, Stillwater
Wait until cool weather comes be-
fore you wear tight collars or discuss
According to a Boston savant,
Americans will eventually be a flat-
NEW YORK.—-Twas a proud day,
the other night, for Dennis Rea-
ding, beginning his career as a full-
fledged policeman. No longer was he
to be held in contempt by the coppers
of the Tremont avenue police station
In the Bronx, where Dennis had been
filling the humble office of doorman,
which is little more than being a jani-
Dennis moved up, in and out follow-
ing Police Commissioner Waldo's new
order to increase the efficiency of the
It takes a hero to go about in his J force without augmenting its numbers,
shirt sleeves, and a martyr to keep i The order promoted all doormen to
his roat on I be Patrolmen.
J j Dennis' ambition aspired to deeds
Bathing suits bought early in the | far above wearing out shoe leather,
season now call tor talcum powder ] however, and upon his very first nigni
and a shoe horn. I came the grand opportunity to prove
bis innate ability. Captain Brennan of
the precihct assigned him to keep
Third avenue between One Hundred
and Sixty-ninth street and One Hun-
dred and Sixty-seventh street clear of
underworld folk. Dennis assumed the
task at 11 o'clock at night.
Ere the unproductive wee sma
Since the advanced methods of
gardening have come into popular uso
new methods of canning vegetables
Save been devised.
Previous study outlines have given
broke his^'neck In jumping from the | th. dietetic value of vegetables. In
car to inform the amazed Dennis that the winter months when one must
a most mysterious bundle was lying rely upon some of the commercial
close to the tracks at One Hundred ] grades of canned vegetables, the
and Sixty-ninth street. That was a j above question concerning canning
long way from where Dennis was then for the home is of the utmost import-
upholding the dignity of the law, hut ance, therefore, every home may have
he lost no time a miniature canning plant.
The bundle turned, out to be a box The utensils may be limited to the
three feet square. Sainted infernal following: An ordinary wash boiler
Dennis lifted the heavy ! costing $1.75 may be transformed into
a sterilizer by having an inch wide
strap iron bracket placed in each end
and in he center of each side about
three inches from the bottom of the
boiler. On this is fitted a perforated
galvanized disk, or false bottom, the
same shape as the boiler. The perfor-
ations may be about one inch in di-
ameter. The disk should have the
TO DRIVE OUT j\Vy,'.oKI'r THK SYSTEM
Tbe 'orP",'\,!;nPi uuiilSJand Iron In o ineli-K-sJ
|howln« Iti«io l lorui. 'ur ifruwn
It might help some, these days, to
go down in the basement and fondle
the snow shovel.
Once in a while a baseball writer
speaks of a player's fingers as fingers
and not as "digits."
object to his shoulder with extra cau-
When Dennis arrived he was foot-
sore and shoulder sore. His new clean
linen collar, purchased that very day.
was starch. Lieutenant McMann was
on the desk. He wasn't excited, but
he asked what the capture was.
Dennis obtained a llmmy^and. ^ ^ ^ ^ oyeI.
hammer, aB be ng R making a smooth edge so that it may
ate instrumen s w c ire " *>e easily removed. A fruit funnel, a
box labeled Handle with grea: car . filtering juices, -
Finally the lid was « n 0f filtering juices,
Dennis lifted out some four pounds o- i)aciDta in
excelsior, underneath which there re
posed a boulder bearing this inscrip-
tion in red paint: "Stung!
3V ; t,ZrdPd on the a small agate blown for fruit, a
The fine s no innirine for aSe parafine, (this is to place
police blotter and Dennis is looking for « v ■ _v _
the Third avenue motorman.
cotton, (this assists in clarifying the
Juice) a silver fruit knife for paring,
(this assists to prevent discoloration)
jellies, preserves, etc—not
"The black death" is leading to a
general crusade throughout the coun-j
try against the rats.
That New York man who left his
$250,000 estate to his landlady may
have been fond of prunes.
Is Kansas City Woodpecker a Slave to Science?
'ANSAS CITY, MO.—Out on Camp- ,
K. bell street, the neighborhood Is
treated each morning to what sounds
like the roll of a distant drum or the
far away clatter of the trip-hammer
The only effect hot weather has on j on a new 8ityscraper. It is an elusive
the small boy is to increase the popu- , 50undj now appearing to come from
larity of the swimmin' hole. \ some remote distance, then permeat-
j ing the whole atmosphere as if close
The national fly swatting campaign | at hand
Is a huge joke on the flies and a huge j Tjje noise was something of a mys-
effort to stay the hand of disease. ; tery at flrstj tut at last the source of
— ' it was discovered. The drummer is a
A French surgeon recently per- , w00<jpecker, one of the red headed va-
formed a remarkable operation on | y His drum is one of those gal-
himself. Maytx1 he cut his own hair, j van|ze(j jron boxes linemen put, for
I reasons best known to themselves,
How important it must make the | just beneath the cross pieces of tele-
small boy in the bathing suit feel to | phone p0]es.
be told that he has a riparian right, j ^ jg now seVeral weeks since Mr.
I Red-head began his musical develop-
In this brand of weather the ama- j ment Alighting by chance one morn-
teur gardener clings to his hammock J on the ttE box, ),e probably as a
and lets the weeds grow where they j matter of habit, tried his hard beak on
frill. I the material which formed his resting
" ! place. Apparently the result surpris-
Two and a half millions of Amer- h(m Ag the resonant response to
leans live by writing, Including, of ^ japp|ng rang out he stood erect
course, those who write home for j and looliecl ahout him in surprise,
money. | Mr. Redhead flew away. But the
result of his experiment lingered in
California woman died as a result j memory Here was the Sir Isaac
of wearing too small a corset. Some j ^ewton 0f tj,e feathered world. Why
women would rather die than be out
cally sealed) and containers as jars,
| jelly glasses, etc., of various sizes
from half-pints to two quarts, etc., a
few fruit clothes of cheese cloth, or
cheap unbleached muslin, a wooden
spoon, a strainer, a few asbestos pads,
and a vegetable masher are all that
j Some housekeepers might prefer to
1 use a syrup gauge for testing syrups,
because they are valuable aids in get-
ting the right proportion of sugar for
fruit and jelly. It costs about fifty
cents and the ellipse cylinder that
should the apple fall to the ground, a jjttle over a gill is the best
or rather why should his pecking in j Blze—CQSt 25c.
that particular spot cause «il that : Tjje Bc[ence Gf the are of canning
noise and no hole? He would return preserving is the science of thor-
and investigate again. He did. Not j ough sterilization. No. preserving-
only once, but half a dozen times that pOW(jers should ever be used, because
day was the air vibrant with the sound
of his hammering.
A night's sleep did not erase the
strange phenomenon from his
thoughts. Early the next morning his
rub-a-dub-dub, delivered almost too
rapidly for the separate blows to be
distinguished, showed that he was of
the stuff that made James Watt mar-
vel at the power of the steam in the
Every day since that time Mr. Red-
head has delved into the mysteries
of science, but hasn't delved percept-
ibly into the stubborn surface of the
echoing box. It Is observed that he al-
The next step is to select sound veget-
ables, wash thoroughly, (pare, scrape,
husk, Bhell or peel, according to kind)
Bort and arrange in the sterilized
jars. One teaspoonful of salt 1b nec-
essary for one quart of vegetable and
fill nearly to the top with cold water.
Fill the boiler about 21-2 inches
full of boiling water,—replenish as It
boils away. Steam one hour, for
three successive days. The steaming
on the first day kills all molds and
practically all the bacteria. When the
contents cool, the sporeB if present
begin to develop bacteria. The second
be adjusted, cover replaced, crossbar
ly overcomes the vitality of these.
The third hour, the third day of steam,
insures that the sterilization is com-
plete. This is called fractional steril-
ization, and is the whole secret in
careful canning of vegetables.
Some authorities say steam three
hours continuously, others say five
hours continuously, out the fraction-
al sterilization method is the beBt of
When using the Economy jar the
covers should be placed over and the
clamps adjusted before steaming. A
fresh lid is used at each successive
With the Atlas or Lightning jar the
glass covers may be placed over, cross
bar adjusted, but do not fasten down
the spring until the jars are lifted
from the boiler, when the rubber must
Just one little favor! When the
sun begins to broil again, please say.
"Hot, isn't It!" instead of: "Hot,
they are not only injurious to health,
but encourage uncleanly and careless
work. The proper way to sterilize is
by means of heat, and this can be
dona by sterilizing the clean jars,
which destroys the vitality of the
germs and their spores or se'eds.
Some vegetables furnish a better
medium for bacterial growth, and for
this reason spoil more quickly than
others. The reproduction of bacteria
is brought about by one of two pro-
cesses. The specific germ divides It-
self into two parts, making two bac-
teria where one existed before, or It
may reproduce Itself by means of
ways hammers in exactly the same j Bp0n!s which may be compared with
place. seeds of an ordinary plant. The
_ spores present the chief difficulty in
. _ . I canning vegetables. The parent bac-
Chicago Sleuths to Study Ibsen and Etiquette
of Hop Wah, president of the Chinese vitality for a longer time even when
You can't induce a self-made man to
believe that his son would ever sue- j
ceed in getting anywhere without a
lot of help.
There are. said to be 10,000 music
teachers in New York. We presume
that this Is in addition to those who
Statistics show that every New
Yorker takes some sort of car ride
every day. New Yorkers certainly
They are fighting the grasshopper
pest in California with vacuum clean-
ers. And, strange to say, there seems
to be money in It.
The man who tries to cross the At-
lantic in a dirigible balloon or an
aeroplane Is pretty sure to Bucceed in
crossing the Styx.
A scientist warns us that if women
do not behave the race is in danger
of d*cay. Just like a mere man to lay
the blame on the women.
Somebody asks a western editor
how to stop shoes from squeaking. It's
none of our business, of course, but
one way Is to take them off.
Grand Circuit trotting races are be-
ing held this year as usual, notwith-
standing the fact that trotting races
are hardly ever accompanied by fatal-
Concerning universal criticism of
rats who desert a sinking ship, It
seems that ordinary Justice to the
rats will give them credit for knowing
when the ship is sinking.
The hammock Ib one of our most
popular Institutions these days, espe-
cially when there is a girl in It.
It Is a good thing that the post of
■weather man Is not an elective one,
for just now everybody in the country
vould vote unanimously for his retire-
ment to even hotter climes.
There Is a good deal of Intelligence
<te the bench, a Judge having decided
that a man has no right to cross his
legs In a car and muddy other p«opl«'
CHICAGO.—When a beautiful de-
butante is suddenly awakened from
the spell of a dreamy waits by the R—
r—rip of her gown, and she turns in
horror to find the neat number 12 pat-
ent leather pump of the corner police-
man planted on her train, she need not
wonder who let him in.
For Chicago poiice'men are planning
to get their names on the invitation
lists of society. The activities of a
"Raffles" who attends exclusive enter-
tainments and robs his hostesses, has
made them despair of trapping him in
any way except invading society and
meeting the gentlemanly burglar on
his own ground.
Disguised in full dress suits and
their wrists shaved to prevent the
bristles from showing in the gap be-
tween glove tops and the latest model
patent reversible cuffs that will bear
evidence to the tender ministrations
Laundry trust, they propose to attend
fashionable functions and watch for
the society thief. They are confident
that even the most acute observers
will fail to detect them as detectives
while they mingle with the throng of
The latest exploit of the Chester-
fieldian burglar was to make off with
much valuable loot, including $250
from the handbags of women guests,
while Mrs. G. H. Grubbs, 1040 Dakin
exposed to boiling temperature. Up-
on cooling they germinate and the
vegetable spoils as a result.
By sterilizing the clean Jars the
first step in canning has been taken.
be adjusted, cover replaced, crossbar
adjusted, and spring closed down.
When re-steaming the second day open
the jar, remove the rubber, adjust the
same as before foY steaming. When
the process is completed, adjust the
new rubber the same as before. Ob-
serve these precautions when steam-
ing the third and last time.
If using the Mason jar, adjust the
clean cover without the rubber and
steam but do not screw them down
tightly. When the proceBs of, steam-
ing is completed, remove the cover,
adjust the rubber and replace and
screw down the cover. Observe the
same precautions t t each steaming.
After the last steaming the Atlas
and Mason jars may be turned upside
down. In the Economy jar wait one
day, remove the clamp and turn them
upside down. If they do not leak they
are hermetically sealed and will keep
indefinitely. Place In a cool, dry
place. If any defect has been over-
looked the contents will show signs
of fermentation In a few days or a
week. The contents should be re-
moved, placed in a sterilized jar, and
the above process of sterilization re-
A small pepper pod may be added
to string beans to Improve their flavor.
Vegetables, as corn, beans, eggplant,
beets, okra, squash, pumpkin, aspara-
gus, tomaties, lima beans, Buccotash,
etc., may be canned successfully.
With summer squash, succotash, and
sweet potatoes the steaming process
may be extended to an hour and a half
The following bulletins will be found
full of suggestions on the above sub-
ject: Farmers' Bulletin, 203—"Can-
ned Fruits, Preserves and Jellies,"
Bulletin 369,—"Canning Vegetables in
"Where are marital rods in piokl*
"I Bhould suggest In family J rs-
To be sweet and clean, every wom-
an should use Paxtlne In spongcji bath-
ing. it eradicates perspiration and
all other body odors. At
25c a box or sent Postpaid on receipt of
price by The Paxton Toilet Co., Bos
"George, don't you think, now that
your salary has been raised, we can
have an automobile?"
"Oh, I suppose we can have one, II
we wish, but why be so common?"
"Your friend is very particular
about conformity in all things, isnt
"Yes, Indeed. When he went on his
last spree the family were in mourn-
ing and he saw only black snakes.
Illiteracy In Germany.
According to the latest official re-
ports, only three persons out of 10,000
in Germany are unable to read or
write, while the proportion of illiter-
acy in Great Britain Is 160 per 10,000,
as against 770 per 10,000 in the United
States. These figures are based on a
comparison of illiteracy among some
of the leading nations which has just
been made and issued for free distri-
bution Dy the United States Bureau
America's Athletic Missionaries.
Writing under the title in Harper's
Weekly, Edward Bayard Mosa de-
scribes one athletic triumph at Stock-
holm in the Olympic games. "Some
idea of the caliber of the athletes and
the competition can be gained from
the fact that thirteen new Olympic
and nine world's records were estab-
lished during the games. The victory
of Arnold Jackson of Oxford In th
1,500-meter run was the only featuro
that redeemed England's poor dis-
"I'll admit," said Erastus Plnkley,
"dat de mule I done traded off foh a
bushel of oats warn't much good. But
jus' de sanfe I feels like I been
"What are de trouble?" inquired
Miss Miami Brown.
"I traded de mule off for a bushel of
oats. While I had my back turned
de mule done et de oats, an' I don'
see how I's gwinter break even."—
Liquid Preservatives For Fruits
Grass For Silage
"I have a silo to fill this year an&
would like to know If crab grass would
do to fill it with? Sometimes there is
"Will you please give me the form-
ula for a liquid preservative for fruits,
vegetables, etc., to be shown at fairs,
street, Edgewater, was entertaining. : eItension trains, and so on? We I plenty of crab grass on wheat land In
When this was reported, word went , conBl(jerable of that sort of ma- the fall or summer. Also please let
out from the Town Hall and Summer- preserve this summer, and me know what you think the best way
daleh8tdat,a0nd that noUcemen as'lg'ned j wish to use something that will keep for me to fill the silo, hire a big cut-
Ifduty as souths must provide them- the exhibits in the very best possible jter and help to fill 120 ton silo in a
selves with dress suits and study books I condition. If you will kindly write me j day, or to buy a small cutter to run
on "Etiquette, and How It Should Be j concerning this, I will deem it a great my 6 h. p. gasoline engine, and fill t
Served " preparatory to their social ; favor. V. "C. K., Arkansas.
Such fruits as apples, pears, grapes,
European plums, quinces, and others of
that nature, are very readily preserved
"Don't you just
hoBtess will ask.
"Well, I don't want to 'knock' our
friends, lady." Patrolman Cornelius
Bourbon McGilllcuddy may reply as lie
toys with his tea cup, "but If the Gib-
son you mean is the new 'cop' over at
Thirty-third, I can't second the motion.
in that way with a small amount of
hellp?"—C. F. W., Garfield County
Grass silage has been successfully
made in many places and while we do
Farmer Offers Pigs as
ST. LOUIS, MO.—A domestic depart-
ment in the zoological garden is
urged by George L. Laage, who, in a
letter to the Zoological society, offers
to present a nucleus in the shape of a
pair of blue-blooded hogs. Although
officers of the society believe that
what the St. Louis collection needs
most is wild animals, Bome favor such
a supplement as Mr. Laage proposes,
and his communication will have se-
The Laage letter is as follows:
"I have noticed with a great deal of
Interest the progress being made to-
ward establishing a zoo in Forest Park.
"Not wishing to intrude at the same
time I am anxious to make a sugges-
tion and a donation.
"So many of the city children,
grown folks as well, have seen all
kinds of wild animals In traveling
menageries, but bow may of these city
folks have seen our ordinary domestic
animals In their habits?
"My reason for this suggestion:
About a year ago I had on exhibition
Starter for a City Zoo
for exhibition purposes by covering ' not usually advocate making silage out
tliem with a four percent solution of' of that kind of material, still if it is
formalin. In making this solution, soft' cut at the proper stage and well
water will give better results than or-1 tramped you might find it very satis-
dinary well water. I have seen apples factory. You will need to be sure and
and grapes preserved in this manner not let the grass get dry so that it will
that looked very natural at the end of not pack down tightly and exclude air.
five years, and apparently had not de- I could hardly tell you which would
teriorated' in any way. | pay you the best when filling the silo.
Blackberries, raspberries, strawber- whether to hire a large ensilage cut-
rie , and other fruits of this nature ter or buy one, unless I knew what it
In a show window, a prize pig. A
mother with her two children stopped
to take a look at It. The children ex-
claimed: Oh, mamma, what a fun-
ny looking dog that is!' The mother
knew no better and could not explain
to her children.
"Why not exhibit our own food-pro-
ducing animals, such as cows, sheep
and hogs, to the children who never
get to the country, and let them know
where their food stuff comes from?
"Domestic animals can be secured
without cost. Anyone having pride in
them will be glad to donate or loan
thein to your proposed zoo.
"TO start the bali-a-rolling, I will
donate a fine male and female Duroo
are very difficult to preserve. This
Is not due to the fact that they spoil
for all antiseptic liquids will prevent
their decay, but is owing to the color-
ing matter in the fruit escaping after
a Bhort time into the surrounding
liquid, thus bleaching the fruit and
rendering the surrounding liquid
more or less cloudy and opaque. I
have had a reasonable degree of suc-
cess by following the method given
For the preservation of peaches,
plums, nectarines, apricots and other
fr its of the softer texture, the same
percentage of formalin and soft water
may be used with an addition of about
five percent of glycerine.
Fruit of this nature should be picked
as soon aB it is colored, and while
It Is still hard and firm, it should
then be soaked for two or three weeks
in a ten per cent solution of formalin.
At the end of this period the formalin
mixture should be poured off and the
Irult should again be covered with the
same mixture as recommended for
ye^ahes, glums, etc.
would cost you to hire a cutting box
and whether you could get it at the
time you wanted it. Personally I
would rather hire a large outfit and
get the work done In a day or two,
but there 1b no objection to taking a
week to fill the silo as by filling grad-
ually the air gets pressed out of the
silage better and you get more ma-
terial put In the silo. We will be
glad to answer any further Inquiries
To Put Up Dill Pickles
Place alternate layers of grape
leaves, fresh cucumbers, dill and salt,
into a stone Jar. Cover with water
and an inverted plate. Weight down
firmly to hold all under water.
There are now nearly a hundred
consolidated schools in Oklahoma,
and that meanB a hundred country
communities where farmers' children
have as good a chance for an elemen-
tary education as town children have,
Mrs. Tellitt—I heard something to-
day that I promised never to tell.
Mr. Tellitt—All right; I'm listening.
HOW MANY OF US
Fall to Select Food Nature Demands
to Ward Off Ailments?
A Ky. lady, speaking about food,
says: "I was accustomed to eating,
all kinds of ordinary food until, for
some reason, indigestion and nervoua
prostration set in.
"After I had run down seriously
my attention was called to the neces-
sity of some change in my diet, and
I discontinued my ordinary breakfast
and began using Grape-Nuts with a
good quantity of rich cream.
"In a few days my condition
changed in a remarkable way, and I
began to have a strength that I had
never been possessed of before, a.
vigor of body and a poise of mind that
amazed me. It was entirely new la
"My former attacks of indigestion
had been accompanied by heat flashes,
and many times my condition was dis-
tressing with blind spells of dizziness,
rush of blood to the head and neural-
gic pains in the chest.
"Since using Grape-Nuts alone for
breakfast I have been free from thea<?
troubles, except at times when I havflv
Indulged in rich, greasy foods in quan-
tity, then I would be warned by a
pain under the left shoulder blade, and
unless I heeded the warning the old
trouble would come back, but when I
finally got to know where these trou-
bles originated I returned to my Grapo-
Nuts and cream and the pain and dis-
turbance left very quickly.
"I am now in prime health as a
result of my use of Grape-Nuts." Nam*-
given by Postum Co., Battle Creek,
"There's a reason," and It 1b ex-
plained in the little book, "The Road
to Wellville," in pkgs.
Ever rend the above leilert A n®"
one appears from time to time. They
are genuine, true, uud full of hainai
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